It is fair season in Central Minnesota, and with the fair comes a lot of scrumptious treats. One of our favorites is funnel cake, which was brought to America by the Dutch in about 1879. Funnel cake is essentially fried dough that is traditionally covered in powdered sugar, but can really be topped with anything that your taste buds desire! We invite you to try this recipe to make your own funnel cake and enjoy this wonderful carnival treat in your own kitchen! You will be surprised to find that they are even easier to make than doughnuts.
- Oil for frying
- Combine milk, egg, vanilla in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar.
- Add your dry ingredient mixture to wet ingredients and mix with a mixer until a smooth batter forms.
- Once you have your batter, fold in the melted butter.
- Heat about 3 inches oil to 375°F in large saucepan or deep fryer.
- Pour batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle and use your index finger to stop the flow of the batter.
- Bring the funnel over the hot oil and release your finger to start a stream of batter while moving the funnel to create spiral-like shapes.
- Fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.